Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.
The purpose of business planning in the National Park Service (NPS) is to improve the ability of parks to more clearly communicate their financial status with principal stakeholders, including Congress and the American public. Like any other organization, Fire Island National Seashore must account for funds allocated through Congressional appropriations.
This business plan helps communicate the park's financial status
Fire Island National Seashore's business plan uses the same methodology that is applied to other NPS units preparing business plans. The NPS goal is to integrate various management tools—including the Budget Cost Projection Model, Business Plans, Core Operations Analysis, and the Park Scorecard—to provide a more qualitative basis for decision-making.
Did You Know?
Tiny rootlets of the American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata) and mycorrhyzal fungi hold together the grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Fire Island. You can help protect the dunes by not walking or driving over the beach grass. More...